Robertsbridge Community College

Religious Education

Years 7 and 8

Students follow a curriculum based around developing a greater understanding and tolerance of our multi-faith society. 

  • We investigate ultimate questions such as " why does evil exist?" and " what is the purpose of life?" 
  • We Study topics that explain the diversity of life and religion in the modern world 
  • We improve our philosophical thinking skills and the ability to think outside of the box
  • We understand contemporary ethical and religious issues such as medical ethics and religious fundamentalism 
  • We develop communication skills and learn to clearly express your views and increase your self-confidence

Years 9-11

From Year 9 onwards, Religious Studies is offered as an option to study at GCSE level.  The course follows two religions; Christianity and Buddhism.  Students will follow an in depth study of both of these religions.  The topics studied throughout this course are:


  • Christian Beliefs
  • Marriage and the Family
  • Living the Christian Life
  • Matters of Life and Death


  • Buddhist Beliefs
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Living the Buddhist Life
  • Peace and Conflict